All the Star Wars fans went crazy when Luke Skywalker made his surprising return in the previous episode of The Book of Boba Fett, as the character was created using a mixture of a live-action actor and some CGI alterations to make the character look a bit younger Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in six films between 1977 and 2017. This time, the actual actor on the set for this very role wasn’t the same who wielded the iconic lightsaber in the finale of The Mandalorian, setting up the return of the fan-favorite character. Actor Graham Hamilton took on the role of Luke’s character in The Book of Boba Fett, alongside some improved de-aging technology that made him look a bit more real.
The actor has made an appearance in The Orville, NCIS, even giving additional voices in The Last of Us Part II. He also gave the voice of an Overseer in two Dishonored games, if we go by his IMDb listing.
In The Mandalorian by Disney+, Luke’s was played by Max Lloyd-Jones in that episode, as per The Direct. Lloyd-Jones, who was also responsible for Blue Eyes in the War of the Planet of the Apes, has appeared in numerous TV and films, including the 2016’s Adventures in Babysitting. Also, very ironically, he is credited as playing Lieutenant Reed in Chapter 5 of The Book of Boba Fett.
Luke generated enough buzz this time, getting a chance to do more than he did in The Mandalorian. Apart from sharing the screen with Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker also told Grogu about Yoda — which would be fresh in his memory, since this series takes place a bit after the events of The Return of the Jedi.
As per its official synopsis, “The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.” Obviously, with The Mandalorian’s return, Luke Skywalker, Grogu, and Ahsoka — alongside the live-action debut of Cad Bane — it’s quite hard to even argue that Boba Fett is the only draw of the story at the moment, going into the season finale this coming week.
You may watch new episodes of The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+ on Wednesdays.